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now that i have all my users logging in remotely to the terminal server, they are filling up the c drive and it is having problems. how do i get the users info not to be housed on this drive? I want all the users to use the f partician.
All info has been greatly appreciated!
 
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How many users are we talking about here?? Instead of doing all this research, you can simply log in to each user account and redirect their My Documents to the other partition.
 
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are these users using roaming profiles? if not, they should be...

and as someone else said, google folder redirection via gpo...

also, with roaming profiles set in AD, you can force profile deletion upon logoff via GPO so they aren't stored on the C: drive all the time.

there is also a registry hack (may be a GPO for it too... not sure) to redirect all user's profiles to go to a different location rather than C:\Documents and Settings..

is this a windows 2k, 2k3, or 2k8 terminal server?
 
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There are some issues with Roaming Profiles (server storage space being one of them). It really depends on your users. If you decide to go that route, please keep this in mind.
 
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There are some issues with Roaming Profiles (server storage space being one of them). It really depends on your users. If you decide to go that route, please keep this in mind.
i agree 100%, server storage space, user logon/logoff times, setting exclusion folders for the folder redirection of their profile... there is quite a bit to roaming profiles... let alone sometimes they can just be a big PITA as i'm sure you seem to have experienced ;)
 
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i agree 100%, server storage space, user logon/logoff times, setting exclusion folders for the folder redirection of their profile... there is quite a bit to roaming profiles... let alone sometimes they can just be a big PITA as i'm sure you seem to have experienced ;)
On more than one occasion, until I completely did away with them all together.....LOL
 
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Hi this is TIS09_0115 is will be glad to assist you today.

To asnwer your question, it is possible to house a users profile on another partition...sort of like a file/member server.

Please Note:
Depending on how much hard disk space is available on the F Partition is the amount of space that you can have distributed to the end users.

Since you are using Windows Servier 2003. Which I am quite familiar with you can access the F: drive and create a new folder labeled "profiles". Then right click on this newly created folder and select sharing/security Share this folder with the name of "Profiles"

Under the newly created directory you will create a new folder for each user on the network/domain.


Then go ahead and open Active Directory and browse through the OU's until you find the specific user account that you want to edit.

Right click on the user account and select properties.
Once the Users Properties window opens select the PROFILE Tab.

In this brief tutorial we will use the following variables:
%username% relates to the Username for the Account that you are editing, you should not change this variable because active directory automatically replaces this variable with the username of the user.

Example the Username for John Doe is jdoe
Active Directory will use this format \\testcomp\profiles\%username%\Windows NT Profile
Which will convert into \\testcomp\profiles\jdoe\Windows NT Profile

Here you will set the users profile path to:
\\computer-name\Profiles\%username%\Windows NT Profile
*Please note that you will have to create roaming user profiles for each user.*

Now we will set where the users "My Documents Directory"
Set the home directory or path to

Connect N: to \\computer-name\Profiles\%Username%

Users must have full permission to their profile in order for this to work, Active Directory automaticaaly generates these permissions.

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Hope this information was useful.
 
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